Intellectual Property

Image rights, branding, copyright…

Intellectual property is a crucially important asset for individuals and businesses in a variety of sectors including retail, sport, media, leisure and entertainment.Your IP has significant value.

It may take several forms, for example,  trade marks, copyright, patents, designs, domain names, database rights, confidential information and know how.

You need to be able to identify what your IP rights are, and what you can do to both protect them and exploit them, and that’s where we can help.

We will help you to identify, build and protect your IP portfolio and advise you on strategies for development and commercialisation in order to drive maximum value from your IP.

We work closely with our IP consultant Mandy Chinea Rodriguez on trade mark registrations, protection and infringement matters as well as copyright and design protection issues.

These are just some of the areas we can help with:

  • image rights – protection and exploitation
  • branding
  • trade marks/logos
  • copyright
  • patents/inventions/ designs
  • ip disputes – advice & representation
  • Free health check: we offer a free of charge IP overview to make sure your IP has been properly identified and protected.

Recent work includes

Securing European Community & UK trade mark for internationally renowned footballer and for rising star at top flight Premier League club

Securing European Community trade mark for national TV personality

Securing USA trade mark for London based music and online digital firm

Advising internationally renowned online & youtube video gamer on strategy for brand and IP protection and exploitation

Advising under 21 rising star at top flight Premier League club on image rights strategy

Negotiating and completing several major venue naming rights deals

Advising internationally renowned footballer on multi-million pound image rights deal

Advising several well-known Manchester based businesses on brand exploitation and protection strategies

Managing process for ex international footballer in respect of global patenting of exercise equipment invention

Advising major brewery in IP dispute with major clothing brand

Numerous brand licensing agreements for businesses and celebrities